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STONE CARVING. Linwood Cemetery is not only a memorial garden to commemorate the deceased, it is also an open-air museum of the art that out lives life, left behind to celebrate all the lives lived and lost. READ ON »»

RESTORATION. Preservation of our history in the face of decay is truly a noble aim. To make sure that future generations can enjoy the serenity of the cemetery, we gladly and thankfully accept donations. READ ON »»

VOLUNTEER. Time is relentless, constantly working to erode the past. It is our duty to stave off this erosion. With so much restoration already accomplished, there is still much to be done, including the restitution of the century old Edmond Cole upright grand piano. READ ON »»


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September 9th, 2019

Murder Most Foul: Historic Linwood Cemetery Fall Ramble

The 23rd Annual Historic Linwood Foundation Fall Ramble will be held on Thursday, October 17. Entitled “Murder Most Foul,” the sunset tour will feature six stories about Columbus people buried in Linwood Cemetery – some whom met violent deaths and others who committed the crimes.
Each tour will begin with a short introduction to the theme of murder by Doug McLeod. Following that, ramblers will visit the graves of three murdered men:
• Stone carver Henry McCauley, who was shot in a barroom brawl (Claudya Muller, presenter)
• Newspaper man Colonel William Salisbury, who was killed by a man who accused him of libel (Jimmy Motos, presenter)
• Needham Benefield, a young mill worker who was killed by a co-worker at a picnic (Daniel Bellware, presenter)

Also featured will be:
• General Daniel McDougald, who shot his business partner Burton Hepburn – in self-defense (John Mallory Land, presenter)
• James McLester Jefferson, who killed a policemen during a day of drinking at a “near beer” saloon (Brian Luedtke, presenter)
• Edward Powers Peabody, who legally changed his name – for a price – and later died mysteriously (Linda McCardle, presenter)

Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m., and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m. Visitors with special mobility needs are asked to come to the pre-5:00p.m. tours, when golf cart tours will be available. Walking ramblers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and consider bringing a flashlight. Following the tours, refreshments prepared by local caterer Jodi Ressmeyer and a wide assortment of beverages will be provided.
Parking for the Ramble will be in Piedmont Medical’s 17th Street Outpatient Parking Lots; police officers will assist with parking directions.
Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $15 for students (under age 21). Tickets are available now at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery. For more information, please call the Foundation Office at 706-321-8285, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
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